Engineering Manager - Food Manufacturing exp needed

UCA Consulting
55000.00 GBP Annual
24 Nov 2016
22 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Engineering Manager - Food Manufacturing exp needed

The Role
My client is a leading food producing organisation based in East Aberdeenshire. Due to a fantastic period of growth they are now seeking an experienced Engineering Manager to report directly to the Chief Engineer. In addition to managing and co-ordinating the engineering department, a key element of this role will be to champion engineering projects and continuous improvement initiatives from inception.

Key Responsibilities
  • You will be expected a have a hands-on approach when leading the engineering team, and lead by example.
  • The incumbent will liaise with the Production Department to maximise production, equipment accessibility and minimise downtime.
  • You will help to ensure that all equipment is maintained and is in good working order.
  • You will assist with maintenance of all necessary accreditations.
  • The Engineering Manager will PM from conception through to production. Where you are expected to manage multiple facets of projects.
  • The right candidate will need to ensuring all facets projects are delivered within time budget restraints.
  • You will need to have previous experience in creating, requesting and analysing quote and tender submissions.
  • You will be responsible for supervising external suppliers and contractors within all site activities and operations to make daily production and maintenance requirements of the factory.
  • You will have had previous experience with managing change requests.
  • The Engineering Manager with need to assist with the specification and design of new equipment.
  • As part of your duties you will have previous experience in coordinating and managing all external Mechanical Handling Equipment (MHE) and enabling work suppliers.
  • You will oversee the technical delivery of any new machinery installed on site.
  • You will provide technical support to the Manufacturing Department and to customers.
  • You will champion continuous improvement activities.
  • The imcumbent will offer support to the maintenance function as and when required including troubleshooting, management support and writing maintenance manuals.
  • Ensuring that Health and Safety and Food Hygiene regulations and standards are adhered to.
  • Working closely with Business Project Managers to guarantee the successful delivery of the engineering elements of project including ensuring any CDM and NEBOSH requirements are fulfilled.
  • To assist in site guidance to embrace best practices and polices.

Desirable Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • Recognised engineering qualification.
  • A sound knowledge of continuous improvement techniques such as root causes analysis, machinery reliability, maintenance etc.
  • Proficient IT Skills including CAD Design packages such as AutoCAD is desirable.
  • Knowledge and experience of the machinery in a modern processing plant is essential.
  • Management experience is essential.
  • Previous experience of food processing equipment is essential.
  • Experience of working within a FMCG is essential.

Other Relevant Information:
  • There will be a requirement for the post holder to be flexible with their working hours to fit with the needs of the project and the business.
  • Full driving licence would be preferred.
  • Some travel is required.

Agency: UCA Consulting Contact Name: Richard Lalchan Contact Email: Telephone: Industry: Manufacturing Job Type: Permanent Location: Aberdeenshire Salary: Up to GBP55k depending on experience

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